ARLINGTON - The
University of Texas at Arlington will host the 2011 National Wheelchair
Basketball Association (NWBA) Intercollegiate National Championships Thursday through
Saturday, March 10-12, at Texas Hall, 701 W. Nedderman Dr.
men’s and four women’s wheelchair basketball teams are vying for the top
honors. UT Arlington’s Movin’ Mavs are seeded third in the men’s division but are
hoping to capture another championship title. The University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s and the University of Alabama women’s teams are the
top seeds. The Illinois men’s and Alabama women’s teams won the titles last
year. The Movin’ Mavs have won seven men’s titles, the last in 2006.
action begins at 9 a.m. Thursday with women’s competition pitting the
University of Alabama against Edinboro University. The Movin’ Mavs’ first game
begins at 5 p.m. Thursday against Southwest Minnesota State.
are Friday with the championship and consolation games set for Saturday. All
tournament games will be streamed online at www.stickam.com/movinmavstv.
is free. See the tournament schedule for details.
2011 NWBA National Championships will be held April 7-10 in Denver, Colo.
the team focuses on the NWBA action, Movin’ Mavs Coach Doug Garner and three
players also are preparing for national play this summer.
Pone, Blake McMinn and Juan Soto, will represent UT Arlington at the 2011 Army
Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) National Championships at the U.S. Olympic
Training Center in May.
Garner has been selected as the Army WTU National Team Coach and will lead the
Army National Team at the event in Colorado Springs, Colo.
are excited to be in this position,” said Garner. “And it is an honor for me to
be able to give back to these soldiers who have sacrificed for our freedom here
in the States.”
WTU Games are an annual event put together in cooperation with the U.S.
Department of Defense and the U.S. Paralympics as a way to help injured service
veterans transition back into life through participation in sports and
three Movin’ Mavs players were selected as a result of their participation with
the Movin’ Mavs program and their participation in a four-day tryout camp
hosted in December 2010 at UT Arlington.
University will host a training camp for the Army National Team on April 14-16
in the Physical Education Building to help prepare the team for the national
games. The public is invited to attend the practice games.
training and scrimmage schedule will be posted at www.utamovinmavs.com as the team gets closer to the camp time.
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